Mayo Elementary

November 2022 News

We are thankful for November

Fall has ushered in cooler temperatures! Our Mayo Mallards had a great time celebrating Halloween with friends and classmates. It was wonderful to see so many community members viewing the school parade and helping behind the scenes. Many magical childhood memories were made.

In November it is important to take time to reflect upon things we are thankful for. Along with health and family, I am thankful for in-person instruction where teachers and students are able to interact and learn from one another. Here in the school building, I have the pleasure of interacting with families and observing the academic and social growth students are making. Please take the time to thank your child's teacher(s) for all they do on a daily basis, they are simply an amazing staff! When I think of things I am thankful for, my role as principal at Mayo is certainly high on the list.

Mrs. Lenora Fox, Principal

Parent Teacher Conferences

AACPS has built conference days into the school calendar for teachers to conference with parents about their child's progress. These conference days will be on November 21 & 22 and schools will be closed for students. Teachers will be contacting families to schedule conferences.

Student Spirit Days

November 4: Mayo Spirit Wear

November 11: Veterans Day - Wear Red, White & Blue

November 14: World Diabetes Day - Wear Blue

November 18: Fall Fun Friday - Wear your BEST FALL colors and gear

December 7: Unity Day - Wear Orange

December 19: Holiday Sweater Day

December 20: Fancy Festive Holiday Wear

December 21: Snowman/Snowflake Day

December 22: Pajama Day

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November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is Indigenous Peoples’ Month! This month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Students will be learning and exploring throughout this month in school, and we encourage you to participate at home as well.


November 3,4: 2-hour early dismissal - End of 1st MP

November 8: Schools Closed for Election Day

November 11: Veterans Day

November 17: Report Cards/Progress Reports Posted

November 17: PTO Paint Night with Mrs. Denney - Save the Date!

November 21,22: Schools Closed for students. Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 23-25: Schools Closed - Thanksgiving holiday

December 1: Picture retakes

December 7: 2 hour early dismissal - Project Unity

December 8: Winter Concert

December 23-30 Schools Closed for Christmas/Winter Break

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The Mayo PTO has a committee that is working with Ms. Jones and the 5th grade Yearbook students to make this year's Yearbook the best one yet! Don't miss out. Purchase early for the special prices.

Yearbook Website

Yearbook ID code: 10045523

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Edgewater Library Events

Saturday, Nov 19 at 10am- Paws to Read (Registration)

Read aloud one-on-one with an excellent listener: A dog! Call the library for available times and to sign up for a 15-minute time slot.

Tuesday, Nov 22 at 2pm- The LEGO Movie Watch Party

Everything is awesome! All ages are welcome to join us for an afternoon where we watch The LEGO Movie. Snacks and LEGOs will be provided!

Wednesday, Nov 23 at 2pm- Traditional Native American Games (Registration)

Come celebrate Native American Heritage month by learning some traditional children's games. Create your own game pieces, learn where they came from, and play with your friends!

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